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Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: "TO ASSIST, SUPPORT, REHABILITATE, AND RETURN TO THE WILD, INJURED OR ORPHANED WILDLIFE AND PROVIDE PUBLIC EDUCATION."

Target demographics: The rescue and rehabilitation or orphaned and injured fawns

Geographic areas served: Beautiful North Idaho, USA

Programs: Rehabilitation and public education

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mystic Farm is a remarkable fescue, taking in injured and orphaned fawns, elk and moose calves. They fix them up, rear them up and let them go on to live a natural life. Some of the fawns, when all grown up, come back to visit with their fawns.
They are an all volunteer group that reach out to the community for support, from garden vegetables, to straw to manpower. Long hours, bad weather, doesn't stop them from helping the little ones.

Donor

Rating: 5

This nomination is in support of MYSTIC FARM WILDLIFE RESCUE, INC. and Dory McIsaac, owner. I have known Dory since she and her family moved to Idaho from Alaska almost 16 years ago. She and her Rescue have been an important part in the saving and rehabilitating wildlife here in South East Idaho and in Northern Idaho under the guidance of Idaho's Fish & Game Department. I always visited Dory and family since they lived very close to me in Pocatello. Dory is very involved in the community making homemade goods (candles, deer calendars and photographs, hosting raffles, bake sales, etc.) to sell to foster the wildlife she rescues. She is also involved in educating the public on wildlife by visiting schools, hosting meetings and publishing articles locally,

Dory McIsaac should get an award for what she does. She has a superlative attitude with nature, great cooperation with every community she has lived in, and a spirit I have only observed in a few people. As far as I am concerned, Dory McIsaac is a distinguished individual who needs the support of ALL Idaho for the work that she does to return wildlife back to nature.

This nomination is in support of all the good Dory McIsaac is doing for Northern Idaho, wildlife, humanity, Fish & Game, and entire State of Idaho. Dory goes out of her way to pick up animals that need rescue or to send them on their way after they have gained the strength and confidence to go back to nature. Many have come back, when in herds, to visit her on her property, some bring their fawns, too. As such, Dory McIsaac should receive accolades for all she is doing, the support and guidance she deserves, and a big “thank you” for what she does.

Attached is a framed photo in my home of Dory with a young deer (Leo) and moose (Maynard), taking a walk up a mountain for exercise in Inkom, Idaho. She now is only rescuing fawns.

Carol Scott F.

Donor

Rating: 5

Mystic Farms is a local, non-profit for the rescue of fawns and calves that are injured or abandoned. We have known Dory for many years now and support them in any way we can. The work that she does, caring for these "wild" animals, rehabilitating them to be released back into the wild, is hard work, long nights and longer days. Her help is all volunteer so sometimes it is just her doing all the work. For us, it's comforting to know she is there and ready to pick up a fawn or calf should it need help.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have know Dory for quite some time now, and support her work financially as well as spreading the word. To know there is someone to call if you find a fawn injured or abandoned is a great feeling considering we live where deer are everywhere. Dory is 100% dedicated to her work and educates the public on the do's and dont's of wildlife rescue. Hats off to you, Dory, and your team. We appreciate you and the work you do

Renee J.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered a few times at mystic farms. What a fabulous place. Dory is one of the most caring people I have ever met. The fawns live in fawn heaven at mystic farms. Bottle feeding is around the clock demand so, Dory is on call 24/7. Donate today.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mystic Farm is completely dedicated to its mission of rescuing orphaned ungulates. They also do a great job of educating the public to avoid unnecessary "fawn nappings" by advising callers to put uninjured fawns back where they were found so their mother's can find them when they return from feeding.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an old friend of Dory’s and helped her build the fawn pen. She is a fabulous
Person and does a super job with the fawns. She is totally dedicated to their care!

Aloha Wade M.

Donor

Rating: 5

It seems to me that Mystic Farm Wildlife Inc. is a solid non-profit, fully dedicated to fawns. They rescue, reunite, rehab and release. In other words they do what needs to be done to give the little ones the best chance of survival. Dory and the volunteers get down to the "nitty gritty" basics of what it takes to nurture and at times mend these vulnerable wild babies. For those of us unable to do the work, it feels great to support those who are doing it! Although I haven't personally been to Mystic Farm, the posts and pictures are engaging ...such as the recent one of a fawn getting completely milk-faced enjoying a bottle. Every interaction I've had with Mystic Farm has been professional and pleasant.

Donor

Rating: 5

Dory has fawn rearing down to a science. She evens helps broken injured fawns and returns many young deer to the wild every uear. Mystic Farm is essential to saving deer populations in fire swept regions where so many wild ones are lost. Dory educates schools and the public about fawn napping and probably keeps many deer families together. Long live Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue. The deer need you!

Elizabeth J.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had an orphan fawn in our backyard. Dory of Mystic Farms took him and kept him until he could be released. She is awesome! One of the most caring people I have ever met. I wouldn't ever worry about a fawn being left in her care. She and her husband not only care for, but fix broken legs and other injuries and do an excellent job of it.

Donor

Rating: 5

Mystic Farm is an outstanding local non-profit whose mission fits with the reasons why so many of us residents moved her from other states....for the nature and how to be good shepherds of our forest animals.

Mystic Farm not only provides care for injured and/or orphaned ungulates (specifically deer, elk and moose) rehabilitating them back into nature. Mystic Farm also goes into the schools and educates both children and adults on what to do and NOT do if they come across a suspected orphan ungulate.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first became aware of Mystic Farm in Bonner County, Idaho about 5 years. I'm a Board member of Community Assistance League, a non-profit in Bonner County, which gives out grants to other non-profits such as Mystic Farms. The more I found out about Mystic Farm through CAL, the more I wanted to do something to help it on a more personal level. Unfortunately, that is limited to annual (or more often) donations.

Dory's work with orphaned and/or injured deer, elk and moose sets a high standard. She is licensed by the Forest Service to handle the rehabilitations of these creatures that they can't provide because of lacks of funds and staff.

What amazes me about her "farm" is the true mission of returning the little ones back to the wild. She doesn't want them imprinting on her or other humans, so she keeps the human inaction down to herself and one volunteer college student. Summer if when all the action happens at Mystic Farm.

Her efforts in educating young people by going into the schools and teaching young children about wildlife which they see and how to interact or NOT with them is invaluable.

We're always going to have orphaned and injured wildlife, but helping one baby at a time survive when it otherwise wouldn't helps insure in some small way that we have a continuing wildlife around our area.

Donor

Rating: 5

My name is Kathleen Stone. I have been a supporter of Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue for approximately 6 years. I have donated both my time and money to support an organization that I feel is an asset not only to the animals it saves but our community as well.
I feel it's important that animals that have been hurt and/or abandoned, have a place where they can be healed, rehabilitated and returned to the wild with as little interference from humans as possible.
I admire Mystic Farms' personal commitment to the education of the public, especially our local school children on what to do if they find or believe there is a lone or injured animal in the forest.
I believe that this kind of connection in the local community creates an awareness and appreciation for nature and its creatures that can only benefit us all. Thank you, Dory McIsaac and Mystic Farms for all you do for the animals and our community!

Regards, Kathleen Stone

Donor

Rating: 5

I became involved with Mystic Farms Animal rescue after meeting Dory at an awards ceremony. I was able to transport donated produce to her facility for several years and felt honored to be a part of her amazing work. She and all the volunteers work diligently to feed and rehabilitate abandoned and injured fawns and occasional moose and elk. She provides educational opportunities both formally in presentations in the schools and the community and also on a one-to-one basis each time she is contacted by an individual. She remains true to her mission to raise and rehabilitate her charges and to return them to the wild, (which is not always an easy task).

Linda Schmidt D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dory and the rest of the (unpaid) staff at Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue go above and beyond to help the wildlife in northern Idaho. They sincerely care about doing all they can.

We had found an orphaned fawn and didn't know what to do. We found Mystic Farm in doing a search for a rescue. They took in the fawn and were able have it mature at the rescue and then released back into the area to live out its life in nature.

We have followed their work throughout the years. Kudos.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue is a fantastic and much-needed resource in our community. They do a superb job taking care of rescued wildlife with a small budget and limited staff. They go above and beyond in all that they do and they do it with really great attitudes. Using their time and personal funds at times, they go into local schools to better educate the community about how to best deal with wildlife that may seem to need help. I highly recommend donating to Mystic Farm.

1 Dory M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue rescues, rehabilitates, and releases back into the wild orphaned and/or injured ungulate - baby moose, deer, and elk. Mystic Farm operates 100% on donations and volunteers - there are no paid staff. Each year brings more orphans to the rescue. The ultimate goal is to keep the wild wild...if you come upon an abandoned or injured animal, please call Mystic Farm and the situation will be assessed as to whether or not a rescue is warranted. Mystic Farm is adamant in their message of, "Do not touch! The mother may be near by." Mystic Farm is a great asset to our community and the animals of North Idaho.